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Brent Budowsky complains about HRC’s gossipy relationship with Sid Blumenthal

Maybe the email below is interesting. John Podesta is replying to Brent J. Budowsky who wikipedia says is “an American political opinion writer and blogger for publications including The Hill, the LA Progressive, and The Huffington Post.”

Sidney Blumenthal is an “American journalist, activist, writer, and former political aide. He is a former aide to President Bill Clinton, long-time confidante to Hillary Clinton.”

Apparently, everyone but HRC thinks that Blumenthal is some sort of nutcase.

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From:john.podesta@gmail.com
To: brentbbi@webtv.net

Date: 2016-01-01 20:01
Subject: Re: New Clinton emails

Sid is lost in his own web of conspiracies. I pay zero attention to what he
says.

On Friday, January 1, 2016, Brent Budowsky <brentbbi@webtv.net> wrote:

> John, assume I wrote a thousand words about this. It is disquieting that
> when HRC was secretary of state she spent a good time of time doing gossip
> emails with Sid Blumenthal about various matters, the ubiquitous Lanny
> Davis shilling for himself in pathetic ways, and Neera Tanden gossiping
> about what Soros thinks of Obama. At least Tanden I regard as a serious
> person. Sid and Lanny I do not by standards of a secretary of state or
> potential president.
>
> I was not in touch with you at the time of the healthcare debate, but what
> Sid suggests does not strike me as your style. I was in very regular and
> close touch with Daschle at the time, and he would never have said to the
> press what Sid suggests, and since I am in the press I know those were not
> his views. I guarantee that based on direct personal knowledge of Tom’s
> views and actions at the time. Blumenthal did not have the slightest idea
> of what he was talking about in his girlie gossip with the secretary of
> state about this. Why she places such great stock over so much time in
> these exchanges with Blumenthal is mystifying to me—and frankly
> troublesome.
>
> This whole subject, to use vernacular, gives me the creeps. Secretaries
> of state, presidential candidates and presidents should not be spending
> their time on this kind of minor league stuff.
>
> Sent from my iPad

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. ” Secretaries of state, presidential candidates and presidents should not be spending
    their time on this kind of minor league stuff.”

    Not the Clintons- its all palace guard stuff for them. Sid the Knife will back in the WH one way or other.

    Lion of the Turambar

    October 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  2. Some of the emails Sid Blumenthal sent Hillary Clinton were found to contain classified information. A number contained confidential information (lowest level of classification) and one contained top secret information. The FBI interviewed Sid Blumenthal about how he obtained that information. He told them it was from his sources, mostly retired US intelligence officials and British political advisers.

    Hillary Clinton told the FBI that Sid Blumenthal’s emails were too long and she never had time to read them.

    Sid Blumenthal apparently sends long emails to lots of people, but most are ignoring them.

    mikeca

    October 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  3. Apparently, everyone but HRC thinks that Blumenthal is some sort of nutcase.

    Clinton is quite the nutcase herself; that could be why she keeps him around.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    October 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm


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